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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the American military carries out counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in ...and more »

Trump Expands US Military Campaign in Africa with Somalia Offensive - Newsweek

RTS9Y8Y A Somali policeman walks at the scene of an explosion following an attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, March 9, 2016. Feisal Omar/Reuters. Share. World Somalia al-Shabab Africa U.S. Military Donald Trump. President Donald Trump has expanded ...and more »

Trump's directive on offensive airstrikes in Somalia could fuel terrorism recruitment, experts warn - ABC News

U.S. President Donald Trump's directive this week declaring parts of Somalia a war zone, potentially setting the stage for an escalated military campaign against Islamic militants there while increasing the risk of civilian casualties, could fuel ...and more »

US military to actively target Shabaab in Somalia - Long War Journal

The US military has been granted approval by President Donald Trump to target Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, with “additional precision fires.” This now makes Somalia part of what the Obama administration had described as “areas of active ...and more »

Trump gives military more authority to launch Somalia strikes - The Hill

“The president has approved a Department of Defense proposal to provide additional precision fires in support of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali security forces operations to defeat al-Shabaab in Somalia,” Pentagon spokesman Capt ...and more »

Terrorist group al-Shabab delivers food relief to drought-stricken Somalia - Religion News Service

Internally displaced Somali people are seen outside their shelter after fleeing from drought-stricken regions at a makeshift camp in Baidoa, west of Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, on March 26, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Feisal Omar. (RNS) The ...and more »

With A Game Of Basketball, Girls Dribble Around Extremism In Somalia - Huffington Post

At the height of al-Shabab's hold on Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a woman playing sports was a punishable offense. Now the growing popularity of women's sports, like basketball, is diluting the terror group's leftover ideology. When al-Shabab ...and more »

Trump Expands War Authorities to Target Militants in Somalia - Foreign Policy (blog)

UNSPECIFIED, PERSIAN GULF REGION - JANUARY 07: A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), (R), returns from a mission to an air base in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. The U.S. military and coalition forces use the base ...and more »

Trump approves plan to ramp up Somalia anti-terror campaign - CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump has approved stepping up counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, according to the Pentagon. The White House is granting more authority to the military's head of Africa Command to wage a campaign against the terror ...and more »

Donald Trump rolls back rules used to prevent civilian casualties from US air strikes in Somalia - The Independent

al shabaab attack 2016.jpg A foreign security officer checks a body at the scene of a suicide attack in Mogadishu, on 31 July, 2016. MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images. Donald Trump has authorised easing restrictions on counter-terrorism air strikes in ...and more »